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Systematic literature review on the delays in the diagnosis and misdiagnosis of cluster headache (2018)
Journal Article
Buture, A., Ahmed, F., Dikomitis, L., & Boland, J. W. (2018). Systematic literature review on the delays in the diagnosis and misdiagnosis of cluster headache. Neurological Sciences, 40(1), 25–39. doi:10.1007/s10072-018-3598-5

Introduction Patients with cluster headache (CH), the most common trigeminal autonomic cephalalgia, often face delayed diagnosis, misdiagnosis and mismanagement. Objectives To identify, appraise and synthesise clinical studies on the delays in diagn... Read More

Medical students writing on death, dying and palliative care : a qualitative analysis of reflective essays (2016)
Journal Article
Boland, J. W., Dikomitis, L., & Gadoud, A. (2016). Medical students writing on death, dying and palliative care : a qualitative analysis of reflective essays. BMJ supportive & palliative care, 6(4), (486-492). doi:10.1136/bmjspcare-2016-001110. ISSN 2045-435X

Background: Medical students and doctors are becoming better prepared to care for patients with palliative care needs and support patients at the end of life. This preparation needs to start at medical school. Objective: To assess how medical student... Read More

Embedding electronic decision-support tools for suspected cancer in primary care: a qualitative study of GPs' experiences (2015)
Journal Article
Dikomitis, L., Green, T., & Macleod, U. (2015). Embedding electronic decision-support tools for suspected cancer in primary care: a qualitative study of GPs' experiences. Primary health care research & development, 16(6), (548-555). doi:10.1017/S1463423615000109. ISSN 1463-4236

Aim: The purpose of this evaluation was to obtain views from general practitioners (GPs) who piloted the electronic risk assessment tools (eRATs) for suspected lung or colorectal cancer. We wanted to find out whether GPs were able to integrate these... Read More